Day trip

From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia
Day trip

From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia
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From US$ 68.30 per person

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Enjoy the spectacular scenery on Mount Etna volcano. Explore the volcano's last eruptions and see the Silvestri craters. Enter a lava cave to see how lava flows form, and taste delicious products.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available from hotels and B&Bs in Catania.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Be driven up the Silvestri craters that were formed during the eruption of 1892
  • Visit the Etna nature park with a guide and enjoy the scenery
  • Explore a volcanic lava cave with equipped with a helmet and head lamp
  • Sample typical local products like honey, olive, oil and wine at a farm
  • Choose to trek or take a cable car and Jeep to explore the volcanic landscape
Full description

Explore Etna Park on a day tour that takes you up to the Sapienza Refuge and admire views from 1,986 meters. Learn how craters and lava tunnels are formed from your guide and try local products. At the Sapienza Refuge, see both the newest eruptions of the volcano and the old Silvestri craters, dating from the 1892 eruption. Enter a lava cave, with a helmet and headlamp, to learn how lava flows are formed.

Later, visit a well-known farm and taste local products, such as honey, olive oil, and wine.

  • Return transfer by shuttle bus
  • Pick-up is available from the city center
  • Multi-lingual tourist guide
  • Kit for cave visit
  • Sampling of local products
  • Infant price includes a baby seat or baby carrier
  • Lunch
  • Cable car or jeep to high altitudes
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Sports shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  •  Instead of trekking, you have the option of taking a cable car and jeep bus up to the highest altitudes allowed, enjoying the lunar-like landscape
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 329 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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Our leader, Natasha, was so accommodating, as we were a bit late. Her driving was excellent as was her commentary in various languages. When we arrived the gondola was closed but the atv option was available. My husband would do it again even thought it was rough and quite cold. I hiked up the hill on the road that was only gravel, no snow, on a beautiful sunny day. We were lucky with weather. Try to time your tour with good weather if you can. My 1.5 hour hike alone was exhilarating and I felt safe the entire time. We all met up and we ordered lunch followed by a drive on the way back to a village to taste some local wine and treats. It was a positive experience and we are so glad we did it.

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March 31, 2023

Even despite the closure of the roads leading to Mount Etna due to bad weather conditions, our optimistic, joyful and patient guide was able to provide a wonderful trip to our group. We were able to visit most of attractions of the program (even though with small alterations) while listening to the numerous interesting stories about Mount Etna and its relations to the city, myths and history of Catania. The tasting of local products like honey, olive oil and pistacchio cream took place in a small antique museum of the tradition of beekeeping, which was the perfect location to round up the trip.

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March 31, 2023

Ended up getting a private tour (since it’s the past the holidays and low season). Our guide, Andrea, was phenomenal… so knowledgeable about Etna, Catania, Sicily (in general), and volcanos! He answered all of our various questions and spoke English really well. We decided to do the cable car option ($30 each) and then trek ourselves to the crater created during the 2001 eruption (instead of the Jeeps which would have been another $38 each)… very happy with that decision since clouds rolled in blocking the Jeep’s panorama viewpoint. I am young but not the most fit, however, Andrea’s pace allowed me to ascend slowly without feeling rushed. It wasn’t the easiest but absolutely worth the views once inside the crater. The local food/wine tasting and lava tube (cave) parts of the tour are like the cherry on top of an already great day. This tour ranks as one of my favorite excursions during my month-long travel. Worth every penny and would do it again in a heartbeat.

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 36159